Who's showing up on special teams?

One indication of which players might have an inside track for a roster spot is to track participation on special teams.

Keeping in mind that the injury situation (20 players didn't dress) factors in to some of these personnel decisions, here is a look at those who showed up on multiple top units among the "Big 4" in the preseason opener (kickoff return, kickoff coverage, punt return, punt coverage).

Four units

S James Ihedigbo

Three units

LB Dane Fletcher (injured)

LB Niko Koutouvides

WR Matthew Slater

Two units

CB Kyle Arrington

RB Brandon Bolden

S Sergio Brown

LB Bobby Carpenter

S Nate Ebner

WR Julian Edelman

CB Devin McCourty

LB Mike Rivera

RB Shane Vereen